18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Dublin, Ireland
Fly:  5​h
1
Akureyri, Iceland
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Reykjahlid, Iceland
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Vik, Iceland
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  10​h 45​min
5
Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
8
Bremen, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Dublin, Ireland


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Akureyri, Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Akureyrarkirkja and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Akureyri vacation planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Akureyri is an approximately 5-hour flight. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Dublin in July, with highs in Akureyri at 16°C and lows at 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Akureyrarkirkja ©
Akureyrarkirkja

2
nights
Reykjahlid, Iceland

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn, then admire the sheer force of Dettifoss, and then Head underground at Grjotagja Cave. Keep things going the next day: learn more about the world around you at The Húsavík Whale Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then admire the striking features of Husavikurkirkja, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Krafla Lava Fields.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid day trip planner.

You can drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Reykjahlid, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Husavik
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Dettifoss ©
Dettifoss
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields

1
night
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 25th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, then take an in-depth tour of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Reykjavik road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Reykjahlid to Reykjavik takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Dolphin & Whale Watching
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

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night
Vik, Iceland

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrholaey, then examine the collection at Skogar Museum, and finally admire the sheer force of Skogafoss.

To plan Vik vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Skogar
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Dyrholaey ©
Dyrholaey
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach

2
nights
Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Visiting Bygdøy and Oslomarka will get you outdoors. Rådhuset and National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History, take an in-depth tour of Norwegian Maritime Museum, admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, and have fun and explore at The Kon-Tiki Museum.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Oslo itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Vik to Oslo in 11 hours. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. While traveling from Vik, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Oslo, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum

3
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fotografiska Stockholm and Skansen. Get in touch with nature at Stockholm Old Town and The Green Trails. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Monteliusvagen, admire the masterpieces at Moderna Museet - Stockholm, and head off the coast to Sodermalm.

Plan trip to Stockholm with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Oslo to Stockholm in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In July in Stockholm, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

3
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Museum of Denmark and Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Christiansborg Palace and Rosenborg Castle. There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Nyhavn, take in the views from Cirkelbroen, take a stroll through Christiania, and step into the grandiose world of Amalienborg.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Copenhagen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bremen.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Amalienborg ©
Amalienborg

3
nights
Bremen, Germany

Bremen ©
A rather long and narrow city spread along both sides of the Weser River, Bremen has more than a thousand years of history.
Popular historic sites such as Historische Altstadt and Bremer Rathaus are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Deutsches Auswandererhaus and German Maritime Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Bremen side-trips: Klimahaus Bremerhaven 8° Ost (in Bremerhaven) and Serengeti-Park Hodenhagen (in Hodenhagen). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Schnoor Viertel, tour the pleasant surroundings at Buergerpark, examine the collection at Koksch un Qualm, and appreciate the history behind Roland Statue.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bremen online road trip planner .

You can drive from Copenhagen to Bremen in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. August in Bremen sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bremen

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Bremerhaven, Serengeti-Park Hodenhagen
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Deutsches Auswandererhaus ©
Deutsches Auswandererhaus
St. Peter's Cathedral (St. Petri Dom) ©
Serengeti-Park Hodenhagen ©
Serengeti-Park Hodenhagen

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